Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 19

Michigan State Farmers' Institutes Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...evening and read one of these bulletins. _ Occasionally a bulletin comes upon a subject in which you are interested. In the evening after you have read your daily paper you find this bulletin. You look at the title and open it and possibly look at the illustrations. You begin reading the introduction, then skip that and turn over to the real beginning of the subject matter of the bulletin. It is possible that you read through the first page. You find it interesting and the information just what you have been desiring, but your day of heavy manual labor in the open air has made you weary and before you have read far in this bulletin you are fast asleep in your chair. The bulletin is laid on the table with the full expectation of reading it next Sunday. Next Sunday, if you happen to think of it again, you search the house over for it only to find that it has been used as a flat iron holder or for some other equally useful domestic purpose. Do you write to the experiment station for another one to take its place? Possibly, but the chances are that you do not. The point I wish to make is this. That even though the farmers desire the information which may come to them from the experiment station, it does not usually come in such a form as to be available. Vhat is needed is the actual living. personal assistance, which can be rendered by a wide-awake, enthusiastic, sympathetic, well-trained man. He can read these bulletins; he can keep in touch with the publications of the Department of Agriculture and of the other experiment stations as well as that one of your own State, and he can bring this information to the farm in such a way as to make it real. THE WORK OF THE COUNTY AGENT. The recognition of this fact just stated has brought about what...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882083
  • 9781236882080